Katlyn Chookagian
Blonde Fighter

USA

Latest addition to MSG card
FlyweightUFC
August 14, 2019
Chookagian will take on Jennifer Maia in a flyweight matchup at UFC 244 on Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Chookagian believes she is next in line for a shot at Valentina Shevchenko's belt, an opportunity to compete at such a historic arena appears to have been too good to pass up. She'll now take on a 2-1 fighter who most recently dominated Roxanne Modafferi at UFC San Antonio in July. Chookagian is the younger fighter by a matter of months, and she'll also enter the cage with a five-inch height and four-inch reach advantage. She sports a poor 56 percent takedown defense, but that hasn't been a major aspect of Maia's game during her time in the UFC. Over a short sample size, Chookagian holds an edge in volume striking, but has absorbed more damage as well.
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Fights through leg kicks
FlyweightUFC
June 8, 2019
Chookagian defeated Joanne Calderwood via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
The story of this fight was Calderwood continually landed leg kicks, while Chookagian occasionally closed the distance and scored with her hands. In the end, the judges appreciated Chookagian's work more. She earned the decision by continually coming forward and landing with her hands. She needed the win to get back on track after dropping her previous fight against Jessica Eye. Considering the lack of depth in the flyweight division, she can't be that far from a title fight.
Scheduled for bout against Calderwood
FlyweightUFC
March 11, 2019
Chookagian will face off against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 238 in Chicago on June 8, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
It'll be a top-10 battle in women's flyweight when the bell rings between the third-ranked Chookagian and the seventh-ranked Calderwood. Chookagian will be looking to prove herself after her most recent outing, when she lost to Jessie Eye at UFC 231 in December via split decision.
Comes up with short end of split decision
FlyweightUFC
December 8, 2018
Chookagian lost to Jessica Eye via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 231 on Saturday in Toronto.
ANALYSIS
Chookagian entered the weekend as the alternate for Saturday's UFC Women's Flyweight Championship fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk and ends it by losing to a fringe talent such as Eye. Perhaps she deserved a better fate, but the fight was close enough that it's difficult to complain about the result. Chookagian didn't do a whole heck of a lot against an opponent who pushes forward and boxes while doing little else. The UFC's 125-pound female division is painfully thin and Chookagian is caught in that mix.
Tabbed as title fight backup
FlyweightUFC
December 6, 2018
Chookagian will serve as an alternate for Saturday's UFC Women's Flyweight Title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Shaheen Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
This is a trend that the UFC has been implementing of late as a potential strategy to save pay-per-view cards from falling apart due to late complications. Chookagian is currently scheduled to fight Jessica Eye on the event's undercard, but after winning three fights in a row (and four of her last five), the 29-year-old has quietly worked her way into the title conversation. Should Saturday's co-main event stay in tact, Chookagian would presumably be next up for a title shot, provided she still takes care of business against Eye (she's currently a -185 favorite). Anyone rostering Chookagian or Eye would be wise to confirm everything checks out with the scheduled co-main event, just in case any card reshuffling occurs.
Set to face Jessica Eye in Toronto
FlyweightUFC
October 12, 2018
Chookagian will take on Jessica Eye at UFC 231 in Toronto on Dec. 8, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Chookagian, who owns a 11-1 record as a professional, is coming off three straight victories, most recently defeating Alexis Davis by unanimous decision in July. Her opponent, Eye, has won two straight fights, both by decision, but had lost four straight matches prior to 2018 and has just a 13-6 record overall as a professional.